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Positioning my centre speaker

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by NinjaKi11a, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. NinjaKi11a

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    Having had my TV etc boxed up in the hall for the best part of a week, tomorrow I plan to set it all up. However I have a question regarding the placement of the centre speaker. Here's my ridiculously basic question.

    The Toshiba closed TV stand does not have enough space on its top shelf for me to sit my Quad L centre. The alternative would be to put it on the lower shelf which is just a few inches off the floor (with the door open when in use): or otherwise to put it on top of the TV.

    I've read different advice in various places. Would the lower shelf be too low?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Crustyloafer

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    I would put it on the top of the television in this case as the bottom shelf in your cabinet will be too close to the floor and lose a lot of its impact.
     
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    I tried my Trikan center in various positions - settled for on top of my tv. Gave best sound imo and appears to be stable enough. I placed some isolation feet under it though to stop vibration and raised the back a little so the drivers are firing directly at my listening position.
     
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    Get a different stand?
     
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    On top.

    If the TV is not flat how about a small wall mounted shelf above the TV.
     
  6. NinjaKi11a

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    Hi sans
    If you put the speaker on top of the tv make sure you secure it with blu tack or it can vibrate off on to the floor(ask my younger brother) even with the shelf that sits on top of the tv its still best to isolate with good ol blu tack.
    Cheers Gonzo.
     
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    A few years back a friend at work used to have his B&W LCR60 on top of his wega wide screen, it was quite a nice fit but after about 6 months or so the top of the TV had bowed, I would never put anything very heavy directly on top of a TV .
     
  9. Crustyloafer

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    Depends if you buy a half decently built TV. Sony TVs have gone seriously downhill over the last 10 years with regards to build quality.
     
  10. JUS

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    I designed a cupboard and got a local pine shop to make it for me. So the top shelf has a nice space for my speaker. I then bought some white speaker material from radiosilks and covered the speaker in. Looks rather swish...even if I say so myself. Can't show you a piccy of it though :( No digital camera at the mo.
     
  11. BAD Dave

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    Jus,
    did you experience any problems with sound, having your centre speaker constrained within an enclosed space?
    I am about to have a cabinet made but have been warned off due to potential acoustic problems!
     
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    My old centre was on top of the TV. The new one is under the TV (on a shelf in a glass TV stand thing) but angled up slightly. Sounds just as good as on top and I get more light into my lounge :)
     

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